Post # 1
So we’re thinking about getting a second dog and this little (?) guy caught my eye. In the first picture he looks smallish compared to the chainlink:
Maybe 25 lbs or so?
But in this picture look how big he looks compared to the person behind him!
Our 65 lb bully dog isn’t that big!
So! State fair style, how big do you think this dog is? Pounds, inches, height relative to body? Any guess goes!
(@ Ottawa – Is it just me or does he remind you of a Welshie?)
Post # 3
It’s hard to tell from those pictures. From the size of his paws on the fence, I’d say it’s a medium to large size dog, probably more than 30 lbs. You should just go check him out. 🙂
Post # 4
he looks to be about knee high on that person behind him.
Post # 5
Is it possible the pics were taken at different times? How old is the dog suppose to be?
He looks bigger/older in the bottom picture. The facial features are different.
Post # 6
Not sure about the weight, but he is a cutie!
Post # 7
He does look like he might have some welshie in him!! Or possible Airedale since he looks a bit bigger.
I’m guessing he’s about 30-35 pounds now, but it says he’s a puppy, and his paws like pretty big, so I’m guessing he’s going to get bigger!
He’s so cute!!!
Post # 8
@Gerbera – I was wondering that too. Especially since he doesn’t have that orange collar on in the first picture. Petfinder isn’t particularly helpful. They just say “medium” and “young” without any qualifications as to what that means!
Post # 9
Also, in case you’re wondering (and if he does in fact have Airedale in him), they can get to about 70 lbs (maybe more)!
Post # 10
It’s possible too that it’s just the angle of the pictures. I have a similar shot of my dog when she was younger and she looks way older in that pic close up at an angle of her face.
But the main reason why I said different times is because the facial features look different to me.
Can you contact them to ask?
Post # 11
In the first pic he does look like he could be part Airedale. I grew up with Airedales, and they always weighed under 65 pounds. I always thought of them as a “medium” sized dog.
He’s very cute!!! Looks like he has a good personality 🙂
Post # 12
I’d imagine I’ll be calling them soon… J’s interested in going down to see him too.
@Ottawa – You’re probably right about more Airedale than Welsh. I always looked at the first picture so I got it into my head that he’s a bit smaller than he probably actually is.
@gabrielleelise – I assume you like Airedales? How were they with kids? We don’t have any ourselves yet but a number of our friends and family have little ones. And what about with other dogs? What height of fence did you have?
I’ve never owned a terrier except for our APBT. Actually, I take that back. One of our farm dogs was an Airdale/Lab mix but she didn’t look or act like either breed! I’m very confident in our obedience training abilities and while we don’t go for a ton of walks we now have a big house and a big yard with a lonely dog that would love to play all day.
I think I’m a little gun shy because my last dog was a 3.5 year old rescue and had some issues that were big enough we had to put him down when he was 8 years old. Bones is a rescue too although he was only 6 months or so when J got him so his aren’t nearly as bad – just dog aggressive with unaltered males and with new dogs in confined spaces. I was thinking I wanted a puppy so that I could be sure that no bad things had happened to him but I don’t know… Who can resist that face?
Post # 13
Aw, he’s a cutie! I agree he looks like he has some Airedale. My aunt had two while I was growing up, and they were great with kids. They did get fairly large, though, I think about 50 lbs or so. I hope you go see him!
Post # 14
I LOVE Airedales. Ours were amazing with me, my brother and all little kids – the female especially loved loved loved kids. She only got out of the yard once or twice, but each time, my mom found her at the playground up the street from our house (I kid you not LOL), just playing with the kids. Our female was fine with cats and dogs, but would chase small animals outside like squirrels/rodents, but, that’s in their nature. The male was fine with other animals, until he was “jumped” by a husky at about a year and a half old, after that he was very animal aggressive – but I think that was due to the fight, as he was fine with other dogs before. He was never people aggressive though (including toddlers, little kids).
I’ve known several other Airedales and Airedales mixes, and they all seemed to be fine with other animals.
They are very smart, and willful, so I would definitely do obedience training, and establish yourself/FH as the pack leader. I think they are great dogs though. Very loyal. FH and I think we want a smaller dog to start with, but if we wanted something larger, I would get an Airedale. They also hardly shed at all, which is nice.
Here’s a pic of our female, Lacey (I named her when I was 5 years old lol), she was only 8 weeks old when this picture was taken – meeting the resident grumpy old man cat for the first time. As you can probably guess from the cat paw in the picture, right after my dad snapped this shot, poor Lacey got popped in the nose by the cat! That cat made sure the puppy knew who was boss haha 😉
Post # 15
I agree with Gerbera, maybe the first pic was from when he was younger. He is sucha cutie, though.